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Healthy snacks: goldfish trail mix

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Moms and dads seem to be in a constant search for healthy, inexpensive snacks that can be packed ahead of time, and then grabbed from the counter/pantry as they finish packing lunches. Additionally, parents want snacks their children are going to eat.

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One such recipe is this one for goldfish trail mix. It, and other healthy snacks, can be found in snack smart: 50 Healthy snacks your family will love through Family Circle. It is crispy, crunchy and fruity in every bite. You can make 4 cups in 10 minutes from start to finish.

Each ½ cup serving contains 121 calories, 2 grams total fat (0 grams saturated fat), 2 milligrams cholesterol, 173 milligrams, 26 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber and 2 grams protein.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup bite-size fish-shape crackers
  • 1 cup round toasted-oat cereal with nuts and honey
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks or twists
  • 1 cup raisins, dried tart cherries, dried cranberries, and/or chopped dried pineapple

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
  2. Divide mix among 8 snack-size resalable bags.
  3. Store at room temperature up to two weeks.
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